Amid the allegations of election meddling and US sanctions imposed, the summit meet between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki, Finland.
The meeting is scheduled for July 16.
Both the Kremlin and the White House have confirmed the meeting.
While the Kremlin statement highlighted that an agreement has been reached for the two leaders to meet, the White House asserted that they would broach national interest issues.
It need be mentioned that Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton met Putin in Moscow only on Wednesday.
US-Russian relations have hit lows not seen since the Cold War over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
But Trump himself is seen largely as keen to improve relations with Putin amid tensions between Moscow and the West.
This is what was gathered from Trump asserting that Russia should be re-admitted to the G7 group of industrialised democracies from which it was suspended after annexing Crimea in 2014.>